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Best Adventure Activities in Queenstown – Adventure Capital of New Zealand

If you are a thrill seeker there is no better place than Queenstown to spend a holiday. The stunning backdrop is an added boost for enjoying loads of adrenaline pumping fun and adventure.

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Cruise the Rivers on a Jet Boat

Cruise the Rivers on a Jet Boat

Whiz around gorgeous canyons and discover breath-taking scenery on a jet boat. Shot Over Jets is the only jet boat service operating in the beautiful Shotover River Canyon region. This is one of the premier adventure services that helped put Queenstown on the map as an 'adventure capital'. The marvellous ride combines mind blowing 360 degree turns and rides through narrow canyons to increase your sense of adventure. The spectacular surroundings are an added bonus while the action packed rides promise to satisfy the cravings of any adrenaline junkie.

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White Water Rafting in Kawarau River

White Water Rafting in Kawarau River

Half days white water rafting tours are available along the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. A must try sport when visiting Queenstown white water rafting is available in many stages. If you are considering the sport as a beginner or family take on a grade 2 to 3 tour on the Kawarau River. This intermediate stretch of river is located in the beautiful Gibston Wine Valley and is a mere 5 minutes from the Queenstown city centre. Easily accessible from the comforts of your Queenstown hotel the tour is ideal for relishing the stark beauty of the region and satisfying the adventurer in you. The Kawarau area is in fact quite historic as it is home to the famous Kawarau Bungy Bridge and is also the site where many shots for the Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed.

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White Water Rafting on Shotover River

White Water Rafting on Shotover River

This is a more extreme course of white water rafting, offering grade 3 to 5 tours. The naturally feral river is ideal for those seeking extreme sport adventures, where spills, thrills and loads of action are on offer. Not to be forgotten is the starkly rugged region across which the river flows.

If you plan on enjoying all the adventure sports Queenstown has to offer consider the convenience of booking a Queenstown serviced apartment. These modern abodes boast all the comforts of an at home stay together with the services of a conventional hotel. Spacious living areas, well equipped kitchens and general services are available at the best. The Oak Shores apartment hotel is located in front of Lake Wakatipu.

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Skydiving in Queenstown

Skydiving in Queenstown

This is certainly an extreme holiday sport to be tried. Open to all categories skydiving promises to be one of the most memorable activities to try on holiday. Choose an altitude that you are comfortable with, you can go from 9,000ft to 15,000ft. Once you step off the aircraft you free fall for about 60 seconds covering a distance of 200km per hour – these are the thrills of tandem skydiving in Queenstown.

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Bungy Jumping in Queenstown

Bungy Jumping in Queenstown

Bungy jumping is always associated with New Zealand; the extreme sport first started at the Kawarau Bridge where adrenaline seekers started bungy jumping from the 43m high bridge. It is now a must try and quite a thrilling sport available in many regions across the globe. Guaranteed to satisfy the adventure buff in you, bungy jumping is available at many stunning locations across Queenstown.